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good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas. it's friday, may 28th. >> and that this morning, breaking news. bp says that the top kill to stop the oil leak has been joined by a junk shot. and the president's top man in charge says the oil flowing is being overwhelmed. we'll get the very latest right now from the two men in charge. and president obama heads to the gulf coast today, a day after he tells the nation the responsibility of the spill is on his shoulders. >> i take responsibility. it is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down. former child star, in trouble. gary coleman rushes to a utah hospital in critical condition, on life support. wee have the latest. and we'll have a live interview with tom cruise. he has a big announcement about his new movie, as we get the hollywood weekend started, right
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now. and we hope you're ready for the holiday weekend, too. it's great to have elizabeth vargas here to help us kick it off. as you know, robin is in indianapolis this morning. she is getting ready to drive the pace car at the indy 500. >> faster than 100 miles an hour. we start with the oil spill and the effort to clean it up. the world is watching this live picture this morning. and there may be some signs of success to plug that leak in that oil well, deep under water in the gulf of mexico. >> we're getting good information right now. what we know already is this is the single-worst oil spill in american history. between 12,000 and 19,000 barrels a day have been spilling into the gulf each day. >> scientists discovered another massive oil plume in the gulf,
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22 miles long, 6 miles long. and plunging 3,000 feet below the ocean. >> president obama is traveling to the gulf coast today. he's going to see the damage firsthand. yesterday, you have one louisiana congressman, breaking down publicly on capitol hill. i just spoke with the two men in charge of the leak. and tony hayward, the ceo of british petroleum, says the top kill has gone through a number of phases. and it appears to be working. the oil is being pushed down. and the pressure is being relieved. here he is. >> phase one was to dump heavyweight bearing mud, down into the wellbore, in order to overcome the oil pressure. that met with partial success. the mud we pump is nontoxic, mixed with water. and much of the volume you've seen coming out of the well in the last 36 hours is mud. phase two of that -- of the
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program was to pump loss control material into the blowout preventer at various levels, to attempt to create a bridge against which we could pump more mud. >> that's the golf balls, the tires, the junk shot? >> that's a combination of various -- materials of various sizes, to attempt to create a bridging material. it is -- the nontechnical term for it is junk. the junk shot. we were doing that from the middle of yesterday afternoon. that part of the operation finished in the early hours of this morning. and we will go back to pumping mud later in the day. so, the operation is continuing. it's going pretty well, according to plan. as everyone appreciates, this has never been done in 5,000 feet of sea water. so, we've proven the technology.
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and we are learning about how to optimize the technology. and we're learning about the condition of the well and what it's going to take to kill the well. >> you say, it's going pretty much according to plan. when will we know for sure if it's working? and when would you expect that the leak will be plugged? >> i think it's probably at least 48 hours away before we could have confidence that we succeeded. we've said all along, we rated this at 60% to 70%. that has not changed. >> over the course of this crisis, we're learning a lot more about bp's record. our own pierre thomas reported last night that the occupation health association records that bp ran up 760 willful safety violations at their refineries. this dwarfed other companies. how do you explain such a
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horrendous safety record? >> since i've been in this job, which is now three years, i've been focused absolutely on safe and reliable operations. much of that relates to a time period. the focus the last three or four years has been on safe and reliable operations. we've made very significant changes in the company, in the organization, in the processes we use and in the culture of the company to effect that change. >> but just last october, osha fined the company $87 million, the largest fine in history, because it failed to correct problems at the same plant you had a disaster in 2005. >> as i said, we've been working resolutely to improve the safety performance of the company over the last three or four years. >> are you satisfied where you are? >> i don't think you can ever be satisfied in the matter of safety. there is always more to do.
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>> mr. hayward, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. for more on this, we turn to the president's top man on the scene, admiral thad allen. good morning, admiral allen. we talked to the ceo of bp. he said you're making progress on the top kill. that there was a junk shot on the top of the blowout preventer. that the mud is flowing again. and you've had some success with the oil flow. so, the oil is slowing down? >> i think the real challenge today is going to be to sustain the mud on top of the hydrocarbons and reduce the pressure to the point where they could plug it. i think it will be critical in the next 12 to 18 hours. everybody's watching it closely. >> let me slow you down there. i think you made big news. top the hydrocarbons from the
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we wellbore. >> it is to put the mud at such a pressure to stop the oil coming up. and to sustain that where they can actually put a plug in the well. they've been able to push the hydrocarbons down with the mud. the real challenge is to put enough mud into the well to keep the pressure where they can put a cement plug over the top. >> right now, the mud is holding down the oil. but the question is, can you get enough mud there to keep it in place and then to seal it? >> right. they demonstrated they can do something that's never been done before. that's apply this mud at 5,000 feet below the surface. the challenge will be to get enough down there to overwhelm the pressure that's pushing the oil up. >> but this is undeniably good news? >> well, we're very encouraged by the fact they're able to push the mud down. the real question is, can we sustain it? and that's the critical issue in the next 12 to 18 hours. >> and we should know more by
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the end of the day. >> i assume so, yes. >> and this is the most important thing you need to focus on right now? >> we have the sub sea component, where we're trying to stop the leak at its source. we're trying to attack the oil at the surface. and closer in shore, near the marsh areas, it's important that we attack that aggressively, too. we're coming at this from all fronts. >> the administration is getting criticism for its response. sarah palin wrote overnight, there's a history of buck-passing in this administration that's accused the tragedy of a sunken oil rig turn into a potential disaster. how do you respond? >> first of all, i don't believe the federal effort has caused this disaster. i think it's a coordinated response gone according to the national contingency plan. it's one of the most anomalous and unprecedented accounts we've encountered. there's no access to the leak. and the technology to deal with that source lies in the hands of the private sector.
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it requires an immense degree of coordination and oversight. maybe more oversight than would be exerted by the federal government. so, i wouldn't agree with that. >> what do we know about the cleanup workers? >> we hired some fishermen to help with the boats and to provide an employment opportunity for them. yesterday morning, we found out that several of them had been overcome. and we don't know the reason why. there was nausea and dizziness and so forth. we pulled the boats off the water and had them treated at a hospital. now, we have toxicologists looking at what the cause may be. some indication may be the oil on the water. we're looking at food sources and everything else. as a precaution, we moved everybody out of the area. >> we hope they're going to be okay. your headline this morning, some encouraging news. the oil flow is slowing down down in that bore. good luck the rest of the day. >> thank you, george. >> that is big news. the idea they stopped the hydrocarbons coming up. i noticed that admiral allen and
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tony hayward, subtly different approaches. and hayward 48 hours before we know. and admiral allen, 12 to 18. president obama is on his way to the gulf coast today. his second visit since the spill. as we've seen, there's much anger and anxiety in the gulf, much of it directed at the president personally. but the president's also under pressure at home. >> when i woke up this morning and i'm shaving and malia knocks on my bathroom door. she peeks her said and says, did you plug the hole yet, daddy? >> jake tapper is on the ground at grabbed isle, louisiana, where the president will be later today. what does the president hope to accomplish today? >> reporter: that's right. the president comes down to grand isle. he will take a tour. he will make remarks at the grand isle cost guard facility. ooh he will be here with several coast state governors, including bobby jindal. he says his goal is to listen to
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people on the ground here. other officials. if they have ideas for approaches that could be taken that are not being taken. areas that are not being addressed, geographically and in ways of combat the ecological damage. it's very emotional down here. take a listen to the sound by congressman charlie melancon yesterday. >> everything i know and love is at risk. do you know this marsh lies -- along coastal louisiana. these are america'ses welands. >> boy, jake. as you watch that congressman in an e lotional state, the president didn't just need to visit and see what's going on down there. he needs to comfort people and relieve some of this anxiety and
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anguish. >> reporter: one white house official i spoke with this morning, said that the goal is to build on what the president tried to do yesterday, which is talk to the american people. and most importantly, talk to the people down here in this region. convince them that he is on the case. the federal government is on the case. and they are doing everything they possibly could do. that's the goal at any rate, elisabeth. >> all right, jake tapper. we'll be covering the president as he spends the day in louisiana. thanks so much. one gulf coast leader that's been sounding the alarm about the ecological disaster and the efforts to limit the damage, is plaquemines marrish mayor, billy nungesser. good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, if president is coming to louisiana today. what do you want to hear him say? and what do you want to tell him? >> i want him to say that they're doing everything possible to keep this oil from destroying our wetlands. that's all we've been asking from the beginning. we need to put the barrier islands. we need to have teams ready to
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go out and pick up the oil that gets by those islands. we need to do everything physically possible. and if we could get somebody to say that, mean it and do it, we can win this battle. >> president obama said in his news conference yesterday, that, quote, those who think we were slow in our response or our response lacked urgency don't know the facts. do you think he was talking about you? >> well, i'll tell you this. i know the facts. i'm on the ground here. and there was no response early. now, whether that's bp, the coast guard. i don't think the president knew what was going on. and there was a block between him and what was really going on because when he was here, he got our strike teams and the jackup boats approved. the coast guard didn't think it was a good idea. he told them to do it. i'm hoping today, he will do the same thing. >> you called coast guard chairman admiral thad allen,
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quote, a national embarrassment. he is the man in charge at the scene. how can you say the president's handling things okay and his man in charge is not? >> i need to look the president in the eye. i don't think he was getting the full story from the coast guard. the coast guard, early on, did not have an idea how to respond to this. and neither did bp. we've seen a lot of equipment here in the last two days. we appreciate that. but it's going to take an organization. and it's going to take delegating authority to get something done. and we are hoping that comes soon. >> you had promised that today you would commandeer a flotilla of your own to build a protective sand berm. admiral allen has approved the building of the sand berm. >> i am getting mixed signals. yesterday, allen sent a bunch of people to my office and told me, that everything permitted was moving forward.
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i got a call from the governor's office, and said they were asked to pay for it all, except for one reach. i have to find out what's going on. >> does this mean you won't be going out there today? >> we're applying for emergency permits. and we'll move equipment over the weekend. and we'll do some berms, starting on monday. my council gave me $1 million to get started. we will move forward with that project. it will complement what they're saying they're going to do. but we have to see what's really going to happen. >> all right. billy nungesser. it will be an interesting day for you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> yes, it will. >> and a lot of people talking about the protective sand berms. army corps of engineers say it may divert oil to other states. juju chang, in the meantime, joining us for the rest of the news headlines. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with federal investigators, considering criminal charges against drugmaker johnson & johnson.
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that's after last month's huge recall of children's tylenol, benedril and other medicines. and a military milestone on memorial day weekend. there's been 1,000 military deaths in the afghan war. the latest fatality was today, when a roadside bomb killed a service member. and many americans are traveling this memorial day. and it could be a record-breaking weekend. david kerley's already hit the road, as people try to get a jump-start. david kerley. >> reporter: this year, more americans are packing their bags on this first weekend of summer travel. >> maybe that's why our flight's delayed an hour. >> i think that people are tired. and they want to, you know, get out and start traveling again. >> reporter: 1.5 million more of us than last year, are heading out, according to aaa. >> i think travelers have had a loft cabin fever. they stayed home. now, the summer's here. they haven't taken a vacation in a while. and they're ready to go. >> reporter: the numbers show a turn. the big drop-off in 2008, and
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even more last year, to this memorial day projection, a nearly 5.5% increase in the number of travelers. while more of us are hitting the road, we're expected to spend less in the three days. $1,000 last year. $8,000 this year. there's some good news, while gas prices are higher than last year, they didn't spike in the last week leading up to this weekend. rental car prices are down 8% to 10%. and hotel rates are about the same as last year. all good news for the start of the travel season. but for summer, airlines have added surcharges. it may be hard to find a great deal for consumers. but the travel industry is smiling. >> it's been a very tough two years. >> reporter: well the summer industry for the flying public is going to be not as bad for those in the car. maybe a 1% increase the airlines say, as far as air travel.
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but if you're traveling this weekend and you're on the roads, we have a shot out the back. this is what you're going to see, some traffic. it means good news for the economy. juju? >> david kerley, on i-95. clearly not in gridlock in virginia. thanks for that report, david. have a good weekend. that's the news at 7:18. a lot of people are backed and ready to go. >> it's time to be on the road. now, let's go to central park. sam has the weather. >> good morning, george, elizabeth, juju. let's get to the boards. the hurricane center is expecting an active to extremely active hurricane season. 14 to 23 named storms. 11 is average. it could be very high if this average is accurate. as for named hurricanes, six would be average. we're expecting 8 to 14. that's big news. we'll see if that forecast is accurate. here's what's goes on in the weather today. strong to severe storms in two
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areas. right down the middle of the country. also on the eastern seaboard, from richmond to raleigh. comfortable and in the 50's are right now. a flash flood watch will take place for parts west of the metro area around the blue ridge mountains. s=that will take effect at 10:00 a.m. because we are expecting more showers developing out west. mid-70's for high temperatures
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and a few showers locally this afternoon. warming up this weekend. george? elizabeth? >>. sugarlands next hour. coming up next, a cormer child star is in critical condition. what happened to gary coleman? and a father's justice. six years after he was wrongly accused of his daughter's death, another man confesses to the crime. we'll have the full story. but it's perfectly cooked black beans, in a zesty "south of the border" chipotle sauce with red and green peppers, onion, and crisp corn. a bold new taste. i know. but i want people to think i'm a great cook. so hide. delicious! can i have your recipe? your secret is safe with me. hello... new bush's black bean fiesta. and try new texas ranchero, along with our other grillin' beans flavors.
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many offices will close early today. last night, there was a lightning strike in annandale, virginia. this is video on annandale road at beech tree lane. it created a sinkhole and the roadway. we will go live to a picture of traffic in virginia and show you the pace which is non existent across the 14th street bridge and we will wind down with a look at maryland with a beautiful trip across the american legion bridge. a little cloud cover now. mostly sunshine at the moment in southern maryland. medvedev 70's today, very cloud
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cover and we will say sunshine coming out. sunday and monday will be the best days this weekend. cloud cover will start the day saturday. jets of a few isolated thunderstorms memorial day afternoon and it neared 90. >> we will be right back. it's more than just knowing their abc's. studies showhat good social and behavioral skills in young children lead to goodcademic performance in the first grade and beyond. nurturing hethy social and emotional devepmtn children sets them up for a lifetime of success. children's mental health matters -- -- becauset's more than just knowg thr abc's. wa to find out morabout how to help yourhiren learn, cialize, a grow? go to samhsa.gov/children to learn more about helping your lile ones succeed in school.
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it will certainly be a busy day on the roadways. thousands of people will be heading out for the memorial day weekend. we go live to springfield as to what we can expect. >> we have seen a lot more
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traffic picking up on southbound 95 in springfield. more americans will hit the road this memorial day weekend them last year. budgets will still be tight because of the tough economy and high unemployment numbers across the country. many families will travel to the beach and not cross country. >> we will try to beat the traffic. >> some families got a jump on the long holiday weekend at left early thursday night. >> monday will be crazy and friday will be crazy. >> they found lots of red taillights on local highways. >> it was have a. >> virginia will see a 7% increase in traffic this weekend. >> get ahead of the traffic and take off today and tomorrow and take off pana. >> we watched it on line to see when would be good and decided
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at about 5:00 pretty traffic in the care was a 9. >> even a trip to the beach can be frustrating. these travelers are still excited about the unofficial start of summer. >> we will chill in the sun a little bit. we have bar-b-q's to go to. >> fortunately, gas prices are lower than last month. the average gallon of unleaded gas in the d.c. will cost you $2.76. flights will cost you 24% more this year than last year. $320 roundtrip. we will be back with another local news update at 7:56. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 hope you have a great holiday weekend.
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♪ there's got to be something more ♪ ♪ there's got to be more than this ♪ they're excited in central park for sugarland. the country music stars are taking a break from their north american tour to join us live in central park this morning for our summer concert series. have a lot of happy faces there. and that baby girl's first concert. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm elizabeth vargas, in for robin roberts. robin is in indianapolis, getting ready for a memorial day tradition. the indy 500. she is driving the pace car in this weekend's race. >> how cool is that? >> that's so cool. she's going faster than 100 miles per hour. >> we're going to talk to robin in a bit to talk about what it's like to be in the driver's seat. and tom cruise is coming up. he has a new blockbuster coming out. former child star, gary
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coleman, has been rushed to a utah hospital. the actor who became a star on "diff'rent strokes" has a injure in his head. >> reporter: we followed him from chobby child star. to having money woes. now, the 42-year-old actor has a more serious fight. >> he was immediately placed in critical condition. there's a report that he suffered a head injury during a fall. >> reporter: it was a head injury suffered during a seizure that sent coleman to the hospital in january. >> she's pushing my buttons. i don't like her now. >> reporter: a month later, he had another seizure after being on "the insider." >> we have a seizure on our stage. >> reporter: coleman has a life history of health problems, including kidney transplants and heart surgery. >> gary had several brushes with the law in recent years, going back to when he was a security
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guard at a mall working in l.a. since he's moved to utah, he's had some domestic violence issues. >> reporter: he and wife, shannon price, have had a troubled marriage, even appearing on "divorce court," after an ugly argument. >> we have once a month. >> reporter: as for the current medical problems, the hospital isn't releasing any information. for "good morning america," jeremy hubbard, los angeles. >> one tough life. now, for a family in the illinois area, after six long years, one family's search for justice has come to an end. prosecutors in illinois have charged a convicted sex offender with the brutal 2004 murder of 3-year-old riley fox. early on, it was riley's father who confessed to the murder. but dna evidence later cleared him of the crime. ashleigh banfield has more on the twists and turns in this case. >> i appeared before the
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honorable -- >> reporter: an end to a six-year nightmare, involving the sexual assault and drowning of 3-year-old riley fox. >> this is a case that's torn at the very fabric of well county. >> reporter: dna linked the suspect to her death, a sex offender already in jail. he's now confessed to the crime. a crime that ravaged riley's family, when she vanished in 2004. >> my daughter's nowhere, nowhere to be found. >> how old is she? >> 3. >> you're kidding me. >> reporter: neighbors searched in vain. >> that's when i saw her. she was facedown in -- she was facedown in the creek. >> reporter: but soon, police zeroed in on riley's father, kevin. even watching him at her funeral. shockingly, kevin confessed. was jailed. and charged with the death penalty crime. >> most prosecutors would have been hard-pressed to not file charges after viewing that videotape of kevin fox's statement. >> reporter: trouble is, dna would prove kevin didn't do it.
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so, why would he confess? >> they broke me down mentally, physically, emotionally. >> reporter: he was questioned for 14 hours straight. and he wasn't the only one. >> how old are you, tyler? >> 6. >> reporter: riley's older brother was asked 168 times about his dad and his sister. >> is there something you know about riley? >> no. >> reporter: to add insult to injury, the supportive community turned. >> it's all been an act. >> reporter: kevin's lawyer, kathleen zellner, fought to retest the dna that finally cleared him. and after eight months in jail, kevin was free. >> it was a nightmare. i don't want to relive it right now. >> reporter: in a statement provided to abc news, the family said, we want to express our gratitude to all of you who stood by us. when others doubted us or said cruel things, you never wavered. the foxes sued the state and won $15 million. an award that was later reduced
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to $8.5 million. but perhaps today's arrest provides the biggest reward of all, winning back the doubters. for "good morning america," i'm ashleigh banfield, in new york. and joining me now from chicago is the fox's family attorney, kathleen zellner. good morning, kathleen. thank you for joining us this morning. i have to ask the reaction of the family to this news. as you well know, even after kevin was cleared of the crime by that dna, a lot of people still thought he was guilty. >> that's true. it's been a terrible ordeal for the family. even with dna clearing kevin in 2005, many people persisted in a belief that he was guilty. so, this is a tremendous relief. but the details of this crime brought a lot of pain kevin and melissa and their families. but it was, on balance, a very good day. >> how did the fba discover it
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was scott eby who committed this crime? he was already in prison. how did they get to him? >> apparently they received a tip that led them to go to the prison where he's currently incars nated. they spoke to him. they got a dna sample. the state lab cooperated in quickly getting the test result. they returned to the prison within 24 hours. and they were able to get a statement from him, confessing to the crime. >> a confession and a dna match. this man was on parole at the time of the murder, living one mile away from the foxes' house. why didn't the police question him then? >> because the police got so focused on kevin fox, they did not look at anyone else. that's part of what's so tragic about this case. they should have looked at scott eby. he was a known burglar. there was a burglary across the street from the foxes' that night. he should have been on the short list right from the beginning. they had the dna.
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this crime should never have taken six years to solve. >> you have it in court, saying it was nujs to get the right guy focused, instead of the father. you said they targeted kevin fox, telling the fbi to stop testing the evidence that would clear kevin fox. and grilling tyler, the 6-year-old son of fox. let's play another snippet of that. he was asked 168 times if his father did anything to his sister. it really upset him. >> is there something you know about how she left the house? >> no. >> because you can say it, tyler. you know you're real upset. what's upsetting you right now? >> i want mom and dad. >> kathleen, that is gut-wrenching to watch. as a parent, it's almost impossible to watch that child in that state. >> absolutely. it's just unbelievable what they did to this little boy, who has been traumatized by the death of his sister.
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even six years later, i get angry hearing his voice because i think it's unbelievable the level that these detectives stooped to try to close the case. who would do that to a little child like that who's already been traumatized? >> prosecutors say they want to learn from this case. do you think they will learn any lessons? >> well, hopefully they will. hopefully this does not repeat itself. because what happened in this case, i think shows that you can have a mentally healthy, normal person, who really, really loved his daughter. and you can so traumatize them, threaten them, abuse them, lock them in a room, show them pictures of their deceased daughter in rigor mortis, that anyone in this situation would have given a statement to get out of that room. he tried to get out of the room. and they pushed him in a chair and left him locked in this
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room. it's hard to believe it happened in this country. but it did. and hopefully they will learn from it. and they will never let interrogation techniques used again. >> that 14-hour interrogation led to a false confession. your client has been cleared by all authorities. we're so happy for the fox family. thank you for being with us this morning. >> certainly. thank you. >> and for more on this story, we posted "20/20's" original special on ore website at abcnews.com. time, now, for the weather and sam champion in central park, with the crowd for sugarland. hey, sam. >> good morning, elizabeth. how are you? happy friday, everyone. serious news day. nice to be here in the park. party in the park. sugarland is here today. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about this morning as you walk out the door. one of them is that the hurricane center has updated their forecast. hurricane season starts on tuesday. this is likely lly to be activ
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extremely active. that means you have to have a plan on the coastal areas. let's get to the boards. one area in the mid-atlantic, where strong storms will pop up during the day today. look at the area shaded in red, roanoke to columbia. and west coast, we're thinking about you. it's a warmup for you, after what has been a messy, cold, sloppy, damp week. we are in cloud cover and sunshine will peek through a all day. a few showers and thunderstorms out day in the midday and afternoon. tomorrow, morning clouds in th all that weather was brought to you by at&t. coming up next on "good morning america," robin roberts revs up the engines. you can't have a race without robin. look at that. ready to go.
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♪ if you start me up george and elizabeth are making their way to central park. i'm here at the spectacular indianapolis motor speedway, home, of course, of the indy 500 on sunday. it's a privilege to be the pace car driver. feeling the nerves a little bit. got some friends here on pit road to calm my nerves a little bit because come sunday, millions of racing fans all around the world, are going to be waiting for me to get the ball or should i say get the wheels rolling. and so, a few weeks i came here to indy, for a little tuneup. ♪ it takes about 200 laps to complete the indy 500. at speeds up to 230 miles per hour. and this year, the 33 drivers vying for the prestigious indy
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500 trophy cannot start their quest until i go first. that's right. i'm driving the pace car. helio castroneves stopped by our studio in march to give me the keys to the car. can we take it out? >> absolutely. >> reporter: clearly, i need some driving lessons. so, i headed to indianapolis, to get some pointers from legendary driver, johnny rutherford. you're going to take me for a ride? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: three-time winner of the indy 500. >> let's do it. >> reporter: all right. >> 2 1/2 miles. it's been here for 100 years. >> reporter: a little bit longer. we're about to get on the track right now. >> you enter the racing surface here. and you check your six. >> reporter: what do you mean? >> 6:00. the bottom, the back. >> race day, what will the speed be for me? >> i think probably as long as you're doing 105. >> reporter: did he say 105
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miles per hour? do you miss it at all? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: with cars going so fast, they're covering 300 feet per second, the length of a football field in a second. >> the race cars are doing about 230-plus miles per hour right here. you back off the throttle or go straight, you're flat-footed all the way around here. >> reporter: you don't touch the brakes? i get to put the pedal to the metal. it's my turn. i feel the need for speed. check my six. >> that's it. >> reporter: she wants to go. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: that felt good. >> yeah. >> reporter: that felt good. >> wait until you get up about 110 or 120. >> reporter: i know. you never touch the brakes. >> yeah. it just flows. >> reporter: just flows. >> race day, it is a sea of color because of all of the people.
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>> reporter: wow. this is addicting. and after hours of training, i was still a bit nervous. but my coach was encouraging. >> you done good. >> reporter: well, thank you. thank you. i did win the driver's ed award in tenth grade. >> oh, well. >> reporter: this is good. and it was great getting a driving lesson from johnny rutherford. and i'm now with racing legend mario andrettandretti. you look so comfortable behind the wheel. you're a former champion at the brickyard. you have your own racing team. and your son, michael, will be right here, come sunday. it will be the first time we're going to see this at indy. >> you're looking at the fastest seat in sports, right here. and i'm just doing a little bit of tuning for michael. he'll be sitting here, ahead of the field. and pacing the indianapolis 500 for the first time. and rejoining the field, 200
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>> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning, welcome back, it is 7:56 on this friday, may 28. we begin by checking the morning commute as we head into a holiday weekend. commissioning at the united states marine corps stadium will begin at 10:00 this morning around annapolis and rte. 50 at the exit 4450, expect to fight congested. we will have several high school graduations at mary weather posed in columbia, maryland, at the show place arena in upper marlboro, and the comcast center in college park. we are looking at the side streets in maryland where things
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are a light on the beltway but heading inside the beltway and good leaving town. this is 95 in virginia. we will go to adam caskey now. 65 at reagan national airport now. there is a flash flood watch that will take place along the blue ridge mountains and of all those counties at 10:00 this morning as more showers and storms should pop up out west. mid 70 + 2 day, of variable cloud cover, peaks of sun will come in and out and a sunday and monday looked like the nicest days of our holiday weekend. if you are thinking about read knowing your driver's license. many state government offices will be closed today. workers are taking a furlough day to help balance the budget.
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a essential employees will be at work today. those offices will be closed monday for memorial day. if we will be back with another news update at 8:25.
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♪ just say yes it's a big crowd here in central park this morning. a beautiful summer morning to kick off this memorial day weekend. they're here to sigh sugarlands, the country music duo this morning. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. here with elizabeth vargas. >> we could not have asked for a better morning. it's stunningly beautiful out here today. >> it's perfect. you're here today because robin is in indianapolis, driving the pace car for the indianapolis 500 this weekend. >> 105 miles per hour. >> she may push it. >> she has a heavy foot. >> she's going to talk to us later. we're also going to have all of the great summer gadgets for the summer. the best grilling devices. the best beach devices. to -- what's the last one?
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water devices. >> all makes sense. >> this is a very cool thing. you'll want it on the beach with you. we'll tell you about it in a second. how about this for a duo? tom cruise and will.i.am from the black eyed peas. first, we go back to the studio where juju chang has the morning's headlines. >> good morning, elizabeth and george. the head of bp said here on "gma," there has been some progress in stopping the gushing oil in the gulf. as the crisis deepens, president obama is heading to the region today. while bp is encouraged, it could be days before anyone knows if the top kill fix really worked. >> phase one was to pump heavyweight drilling mud, down in the wellbore, in an attempt to overcome the flowing pressure. that met with partial success. >> this top kill shot is to apply mud, drilling mud, down the wellbore at such a pressure,
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that it overwhelms the oil that's coming up. and to be able to sustain that to a point where they can actually put a plug into the well. >> ore on "gma," bp chief tony hayward says the company is looking into what made those fishermen so sick. in pakistan, a deadly attack on two mosques this morning. gunmen with grenades stormed the mosque of a minority sector in friday prayers. at least 30 people were killed after police got into a gun fight. well, three inches of ash covered parts of guatemala's capital this morning, after a volcano erupted there. a state of emergency has been declared because of all the ash. the main airport is closed. and hundreds have been evacuated. a journalist was killed by falling rocks and debris. finally, a risky flight across the english channel this morning. american adventurer jonathan trappe used helium balloons to make the 75-mile trip. he cut away some of the balloons to slowly descend.
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the a.p. called the stunt goofy, yet mesmerizing. we go to central park and sam champion, who is not at all goofy, but mesmerizing. >> oh. thanks. i think more goofy. i actually think more goofy. good morning, everybody. come on. let it out. we have a huge crowd here this morning to see sugarland in the park. everybody ready for a little music? yeah. that's coming up. let's get to weather. we start with where the severe storms roll around. in a lot of locations, this holiday weekend is going to turn out just fine. today, here's the strong to severe storms. from minot to billings, a large storm there. on the east coast, a lot more thunder and lightning, from richmond, to raleigh, to columbia. it starts in western new york state, western pennsylvania and goes down. a lot of people on the roads today. be careful driving in the storms. here's your holiday weekend fly-by. everything you need to k
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60's,ght now we're in the cooler than yesterday. there is a frontal boundary just to the west of the metro area. some flash flood watches are in effect up and down the blue ridge and surrounding counties. it goes through tonight. some thunderstorms are likely locally. we will see some sunshine here and there. saturday, that is your weather, live from central park on our party in the park friday. george, are you ready to try something new? everything you need to know. >> of course, i'm ready to try something new. we want everybody to be ready for memorial day weekend. we've got all the experts here to help you do it. i'm going to kick it all off with gadgets for the grill.
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miley carpenter, from "food" magazine. >> we thought it would be great to start off grilling season with shiny, new toys. this is like your outdoor spice rack. it's great. you don't have to keep taking the spices back and forth to the kitchen. and it hangs on the grill. >> how do -- oh, there you go. >> all these are -- most of these are around $20. all of them are under $30. that's $20 on amazon.com. this is a great mat for the -- >> nothing sticks. >> it's easy to clean. you can take it right to the sink. all of the pieces of shrimp won't fall through. >> and cook these on there, as well? >> anything. this is my favorite new toy. i'm not going to say it's fun to clean the grill. but it's more fun with this guy. and we have a great grilling light from target.com, where you can see what you're grilling at night. and then, you have --
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>> this is important. >> very. you don't have to memorize the temperatures. they're prerecorded in there. >> you stick it in the meat. >> you put in the type of meat. it tells you when the piece is done. and, pick it up and take it to the table. >> these are all under $30? >> exactly. this is only $16 at amazon.com. we'll come over here and show you. these, i love. this is like oven-to-tableware for the grill. any type of word. this is from fireink.com. you put your fish and meat right on there. and i think it looks great to take to the table like this. >> it sure does. >> then, not just about the grilling. it's about presentation. if you've always dreamt about owning three grills, we have a condiment set. and this is retro fun party gear.
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open your own hamburger shop at home. >> some baskets. and the burgers. >> the one burger you don't get to eat. at pier one. >> all of the garage ets for the grill this memorial day. and pretty inexpensive. >> yep. >> thank you very much. hey, elizabeth. >> we have the latest beach gadgets. let's start with cameras. a lot of us like to take pictures at the beach. but getting the underwater cameras is really expensive. >> that's right. >> and them in the ocean is not good. >> this will turn anyone into a jacques cousteau. it's called the aquapac. it's a sealable sandwich bag. for 40 bucks, you can dunk any camera up to 15 feet and take pictures. >> and it's absolutely water-tight? >> this is not my camera. but i would be comfortable doing it with my camera.
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anyone can turn into a jacques cousteau. >> everyone struggles at the beach with beach blankets or towels that get soggy and sand-clogged. this is a bodacious beach towel. >> that's right. it has cool features. inflatable pillows. a towel that buttons on to it. but it has zipout pockets in the corners. you can pile sand in there. if it's windy, it's not going to blow away. >> how much is this? >> $60. >> and the table? >> these are bolt-on cup holders. who doesn't need more cup holders? for $20, you slide this table underneath. these guys hold out right here. you can put a deck of cards. put your drinks in there. >> ipod. >> 20 bucks. who doesn't need that? >> it's 20 bucks for this part of it. but this is handy. >> not too bad. >> next, beach shelter. a lot of times, being on the beach for hours, you want a break from the sun. tough thing to do.
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>> this is the way to go. umbrellas can fly away. they become dangerous on the beach. for $30, this is like a tent cut in half. and there's a surface underneath where you can sit. be what i like about that beside it providing shelter from the sun and the wind, it anchors the shelter. it's never going to blow away. you don't have to worry about your umbrella cartwheeling across the beach. >> but the windows can be opened so you don't roast. >> it's your pebble cabana. >> how much is this? >> 30 bucks. >> nice and cheap. let's go to sam for travel trips. >> my favorite word of the morning may be bodacious. >> a bodacious beach blanket. >> "good housekeeping" research institute. >> that's right. >> let's go to the carry-on. if they're charging me, what do i want to do? >> you want it light weight. one of our features is this one from delsey.
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it's the helium fusion 2. it's light weight. >> it is. >> lots pockets. very strong. did great on maneuverability tests. a good buy. for kids, you want them to tote their own things. this is from target kids. it's the j. world rolling backpack. if you move it around, the wheels light up. our kid testers love that. it comes with a lunch pack. >> they look so cute when they're carrying their own luggage through the airport. >> get them started early. >> make them work. >> that's right. >> what about cameras for this stuff? >> you need to take photos. if you want still shots, this is a great digital camera from g.e. what we love about it, it's easy to use. it takes great indoor pictures. and it has blink and smile recognition. if someone's blinking or not smiling -- >> you don't have to retake. >> it won't take the picture until everybody smiles. great pictures. >> get that picture right there. >> this is an hd camcorder. best in our tests overall. it's from samsung.
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the h-100. it presets the buttons for you. you can take still pictures with it. >> get to games quickly. >> games. >> you have to keep them. >> tons of games out there. boggle, uno spin, and games for kids. >> is it okay to let them play with the games on your phone? >> what you could do is know what's involved with the aps. there are aps for these. but look at the prices beforehand. >> and don't hand your phone to your kids. all of the tips, you didn't have to take notes in this fast-moving segment, where? at abcnews.com. click on "gma." it's right there. coming up next, we have big stuff going on in the park all morning long. and if you put tom cruise and will.i.am together, you'll get a big announcement. that's coming up next. tay on tr. that's why there are 9 delicious kinds of special k® cereal. ♪
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we have live, from london, tom cruise and will.i.am of the black eyed peas. this is a duo i never thought i would see together. what brought you guys together? >> i'm a fan of tom's. >> and i'm a fan, yeah. >> and, you know, i was so thrilled and flattered when they asked me to, you know, take a look at "knight and day," the film. and contribute and collaborate with it. and we wrote a song called "someday." >> we were at a charity event. and we were talking about it. we said we got to work together. and we went to go see the peas over the super bowl weekend. and afterwards, we met up. we were about three-quarters the way through the filming of "knight and day." and i just thought, got to have black eyed peas do a song.
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just a perfect match. perfect film for it. it also -- so, will came by. into the editing room with james mangold, the director, and myself. and we showed him some scenes. and he just starpted writing the song right there in the room. >> yeah. the movie's great. >> you're in london for the blackeyed peas concert. and you viewed the song at the after-party? >> yeah. played it for the fans than they took a liking to it and responded to it as if they knew it already. it's kind of instant. >> the blackeyed peas, their music is incredible in concert. you feel incredible after the concert. and this movie is a wish fulfillment film. you have action. and it hooks into the theme of someday. everybody has something they're going to do someday. and he went in. jim and i were amazed. just started writing it right there.
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it was pretty incredible. i got to go to the studio when he was working on it and recorded it. >> so, will, you know that tom cruise can dance. we've all seen it in "risky business." we saw it in "tropic thunder." i think we'll show "tropic thunder" while you talk. but can he make it? can tom cruise make it in a blackeyed peas video? there he is in "tropic thunder." >> that would be awesome, wouldn't it. >> just spawned something. i'll do the video. last night, when they were performing, we all went to the show. kate and everybody. and fergie gave me a formal invitation to come on stage. the way she said it was like, don't be a wuss. come on stage. >> we did it. fergie was the only person who knew about it. we were surprised. we had a great time in london
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for 20,000-some people. >> you were on stage recently with kate. >> i beg your pardon? >> you were on stage with your wife, katie. she was singing. we're watching that now. a pretty good time. i think you guys are ready for a musical together. >> you think? >> they're throwing really good ideas out there. >> that's two. two of them, george. >> wish fulfillment, right there. >> i'm going to jump on those. i'm going to jump on those. that's it. now, i've got to be in the video. we were talking about doing that one thing. >> yeah. we should do that. >> yeah. that would be pretty -- >> yeah. it started here. you started it. >> yeah, george. >> you give me the opening. >> i'll take some of the royalties, as well, if you don't mind. >> absolutely. of course. of course, man. >> tell us more about "knight and day."
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you worked with cameron diaz in "vanilla sky." and you're back with her in this one. >> she's incredible. she's so, as an actress, just funny. she can do drama. you know, and i loved working with her in "vanilla sky." and when we had the opportunity to do this, i couldn't wait to do it. this is a fun summer movie. it's a wish fulfillment picture. and the director, james mangold, is a great filmmaker. i think it's a very unique story, unique characters. but it's a feel-good film. if you like action, if you like to laugh, if you want to have a good time. and with the blackeyed peas at the end, the song he wrote is perfect for the movie. it sends the audience out in that -- we talk about a film, send the audience out into a warm, summer breeze, feeling good. that's kind of what our goal was with the picture.
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>> when -- >> go ahead, will. >> so, when i went to the editing room to see portions of the film, i'm so happy that i didn't see all of it because now i have, you know, a really good movie to see this summer. you know? high-energy. great action. great comedy. combination of both worlds. this is right up there with all my favorite tom cruise films. >> well, we are looking forward to having you both back this summer. tom, we'll have you back later in the summer to talk more about "knight and day." will, you'll be back on july 30th, with the blackeyed peas, here in central park. that's where we are today. that's part of our summer concert series. thanks for kicking off this memorial day weekend from london. >> george, thank you. >> see you soon. we'll be right back here with sugarland. [ horns honking ]
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. i'm doug mcelway. time for a look at traffic and weather. >> what a beautiful day. i think we're ready to start the barbecue. the date is starting off on a good note. we will give you an example of what we mean. no delay on 270. no problems on the beltway. north up to the pentagon looks great. all the cameras we're showing you have light volume and a nice pace. are we going to see sunshine today? to answer that question, we will see some sunshine.
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locally, gray skies right now. head east over the bay and looked at the bright sunshine. either you are in the clouds or in the sunshine. we will have some sun periodically. huntingtown, 67. mid 70's's this afternoon. cooler than the 93 we had yesterday. showers closer to the blue ridge. we'll start tomorrow with clouds. a few peaks of sunshine. sunday and monday look like the best days this weekend. it looks dry. on monday, a chance for some isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. near 90. we will be right back. near 90. we will be right back.
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preparations are under way for monday's tribute to those who sacrificed their life for our country. 18 is honoring them. >> hundreds of flags, together they walked and put the flanks
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one by one on the graves of their military brothers and sisters -- they put the flags one by one on the graves of their military brothers and sisters. they marched together. but this mission is unique and for many a once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> to be a part of something my family was part of. >> she will for ever have ties to these sacred hills. >> it is right here. he was a second lieutenant. it really brought it home that he was not coming back called. >> they late each flank the lane of their boot. he reads each name and reflects. >> -- they lay down each flag the length of their boot. >> a lot of people will be
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hitting the road for the memorial day weekend. some travelers left yesterday. many are expected to leave today. more than 800,000 d.c. area residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles this weekend. metro riders will soon have to pay more. bus fares increased by 25 cents. on august 1, there will be a 20- cent surcharge during peak travel periods. this was commissioning a day. vice president joe biden will deliver the commencement address. the blue angels will do a flyover. for continuing news coverage, you can tune to our sister station, news channel 8.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] the song is called "settling." the duo is called sugarland. great to see you. great for kicking off memorial day weekend. good morning. >> good morning. >> and good morning to all of you out there. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm elizabeth vargas. of course, sugarland in a few minutes. we're so psyched to kick off memorial day weekend with you. >> already, this early. >> definitely.
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>> this is late. >> late for you guys. we're going to start with an auction of a royal kind. something you may be interested in. some dresses that princess diana wore. they're all going on sale right now. including the little black dress when she appeared on the world stage for the first time. you can have it as your own. nick watt has a sneak peek for us from london. nick? >> reporter: 18 yirld named diana. princess. and die con. >> when diana stepped out of that car, she was like a film star. and suddenly, the royal family is glamorous again. >> reporter: it was march 9th, 1981, and diana's first official engagement with her charming prince. this is where she made the transition from demure schoolteacher to -- >> princess. and star. >> reporter: apparently the only person who didn't like the saucy little dress was charles. too racy? not very royal. the rest of the world loved it.
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>> from that moment on, she became a fashion icon. >> reporter: diana went on to dazzle, until her tragic death nearly 13 years ago. also going under the hammer, the blouse from her engagement photo. sketches and prototype for her wedding dress. but the star of the sale is, no doubt, the dress that started it all. i wonder if someone will buy it to actually wear it. >> it's not impossible. >> reporter: with an estimate of up to 75,000 bucks, perhaps a very expensive prom dress? for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, london. >> wow. to have a prom dress that princess diana wore. pretty cool. let's go to the weather and sam champion. sam, you have important tips on skin cancer, a cause near and dear to your heart. >> i do. i have to take time this morning to mention the bodacious elizabeth vargas. >> how did you get it in?
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>> it's my favorite word of the day. >> okay. >> yesterday, george sat down with dr. marie savard and talked about the increase risk of getting into the sun tanning beds. that was a great piece. check that out. more than million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed every year. i had my fifth basal cell removed. live on "gma." they have joined forces for don't fry day. if you're my age, i'm not going to tell you what it is, but it's old. we weren't thinking about skin protection in the sun. there's great tips. all on our website, abcnews.com. you'll find the skin cancer stuff, including cool stuff. believe it or not, this is a frisbee that changes color. i've had the paper over it. in the color peck trspectrum. this has changed. red, unhealthy. you know when you should be
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wearing a certain spf when you carry that around. great and useful stuff. let's get to the boards quickly and show you what's going on this morning. with the strong to severe storms in two different places in the country. the heat is roaring today. from denver, to albuquerque, to dallas, to new orleans. up the eastern seaboard. it's a little cooler in new england. there's a little rain from washington, d.c. to northern louisiana. and we are 69 right now at reagan national. 66 in annapolis. a few peaks of sunshine here and there. showers and thunderstorms, especially out west. showers and thunderstorms, especially out west. all that weather was brought to you by the capitol one venture
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card. george? before you go, we need an update. indianapolis, what is it looking like? >> it's looking sunny and 80. and it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful right now, too. >> that's where robin roberts is right now. she, of course, is going to be driving the pace car in the indy 500. big day for us. bigger day for robin roberts. and you're out there now with one of the biggest fans of this sport. >> i'm telling you. tell sam he did get the forecast correct. it's beautiful this morning here. and supposed to be the same way on sunday. as you said, george, there's fans. there's super fans. and this man right here, bill. he's been making his way to the motor speedway going on the three decades now. bill wrote me a beautiful letter, after he saw me living my dream, flying with sully. bill wanted me to know that he's living his dream, too, right here at indy. >> dear robin, when you drive the pace car at the indy 500 this year, i'll be there living
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out my own dream, that is in large part due to my own dad. >> reporter: bill can easily be described as one of the biggest fans of the indy 500. it all started in 1961, when his parents took him to the new jersey state fair, where the indy cars were on display. >> his eyes lit up. he enjoyed it. >> seeing the very cars running in front of us, i became fascinated by what was a very big special event somewhere out in a place i had never heard of, called indianapolis. after the race, we got to meet some of the drivers. a.j. foyt and roger ward. i was hooked. >> reporter: hooked is an understatement. bill closely followed the indy 500 for 21 years. then, in 1982, the unimaginable happened. >> gentlemen, start your engines. >> reporter: out of law school and financially stable, bill took his parents to indianapolis, to watch the big race in person. >> i reached the promise land.
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it's not just watching cars go around in a circle. it's a 220-mile-per-hour soap opera. it's the personalities and the teams. who is going to beat who? is an underdog doing well? or is the favorite winning? that's what makes it so fascinating. >> reporter: and what a fascination bill has with the indy 500. >> welcome to my collection of racing memorabilia. this is a flag from the 1985 indy 500, that's autographed by almost the entire starting field. this is a steering wheel off of rick mears' car. >> reporter: one look at his collection, and when you listen to his stories, bill's passion for the indy 500 is crystal-clear. his mom, dorothy, sums it up best. >> my phone rang. and he said, mom, i'm in the stands. and he said, i can't believe i'm here. and he said, i want to thank you so much. and i could hear his voice doing what mine is doing. and it was just chilling.
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that's how much it means to him. >> every year that i drive up, i get that same excitement. and i'm so thankful to be there. thankful that i had parents that, you know, did something special with me, that really changed the course of my life. >> helio castroneves wins at indy. >> i got to tell you, bill, when i got your letter, it brought me to tears. the way you express your passion for your parents and that. and you have the pictorial from 1961 we saw in the piece. >> i still do. >> you travel with it? >> a treasured piece of memorabilia. >> it's gorgeous. >> and the place looks the same here. >> it does. >> 50 years later. >> it does. you're writing free for different publications when you come here to the 500. >> i cover this for "the trenton times" and "the star ledger" in new jersey. i bring my passion and try to transmit that to the readers and enjoy it. >> it's all about tradition here at the brickyard. when we see the champions, like helio last year, and those
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before him, drinking milk, tell us about this. >> louis myer, a three-time winner came in. and he asked somebody for a bottle of butter milk of all things. and tradition started. this place is all about tradition. and this is one of them. >> let's see. living the dream, man. ooh. it's a little sour. it's perfect. bill, thank you for sharing that. sandy's been coming here to the speedway for 50 years. the princesses, thank you for coming out. it's all about community outreach, part of the indy 500. and you can watch it here live sunday on abc. our coverage begins at noon eastern. and jack nicholson will be waving the green flag. >> and you're driving the pace car. >> i'll be driving the pace ca
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♪ i ain't settling and now, the summer concert series officially kicked off, sugarlands, the sensational country duo, taking a break from their north american tour to
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play for us today. >> right here in central park. and a song they originally wrote for the olympics. it's called "wide open." >> take it away. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh, ay, oh, ay oh, ay, oh, ay, oh ♪ ♪ i've been waiting my whole life betting on a change ♪ ♪ see it coming getting better getting better ♪ ♪ feel the shake, shake steady ♪ of a soul to the flame ♪ come in closer oh come feel ♪ ♪ the love on the inside electric current in my veins ♪
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♪ lets me know i'm alive i burn, i breathe ♪ ♪ i blink, i change ♪ wide, wide, wide wide open ♪ ♪ and it's a fine, fine, fine fine world ♪ ♪ and this is my life i'm hoping ♪ ♪ will be a fine, fine fine world ♪ ♪ oh, ay, oh, ay, oh oh, ay, oh, ay, oh ♪ ♪ every life has a moment where sweat meets fate ♪ ♪ on your mark get ready now ♪ ♪ gonna find out fast
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what a heart can take ♪ ♪ come in closer come feel the love on the inside ♪ ♪ electric current in my veins lets me know i'm alive ♪ ♪ i burn, i breathe i think, i ♪ ♪ wide, wide, wide wide open ♪ ♪ and it's a fine, fine fine world ♪ ♪ and this is my life and i'm hoping ♪ ♪ will be a fine, fine, fine fine world ♪ ♪ around a wide, wide, wide wide open ♪ ♪ and it's a fine, fine fine world ♪ ♪ oh, ay, oh, ay oh
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oh, ay, oh, ay, oh ♪ ♪ oh, ay, oh, ay, oh oh, ay, oh, ay, oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. good morning. that will wake you up. wakes me up.
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♪ there's got to be something more ♪ ♪ got to be more than this ♪ grammy award winning country
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duo. we're talking to them today. on this big tour, in advance of your record coming out this fall. and we got behind-the-scenes footage on the tour bus. >> you did. >> what's life like on the tour bus? >> it's good. it's a crazy life. it's like being on a submarine. very small quarters. tiny bathroom. >> get to know each other very well. >> you're reversing things up, as elizabeth said. your new album comes out in the fall. but you're touring before. >> we're doing a sandwich. we want people to get excited about what we're doing for the record. let's go out and give them a taste of the new music. >> let's get them excited now. ♪ a "all i want to do." >> a blast from the past record. okay? okay.
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♪ i don't want to get up baby, let's turn off the phone ♪ ♪ i don't want to go to work or even put my makeup on ♪ ♪ i got better things to do on my to-do list anyway ♪ ♪ hide under the covers and waste away the day ♪ ♪ let's just lay here and be lazy, baby ♪ ♪ drive me crazy all i want to do ♪ ♪ all i want to do ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ is love you
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♪ i got my whole life to change the world and climb ladders ♪ ♪ looking at you looking at me is the only thing that matters ♪ ♪ come a little closer baby we can talk without words ♪ ♪ hang a sign on the door please do not disturb ♪ ♪ let's just lay here and be lazy baby, drive me crazy ♪ ♪ all i want to do ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ all i want to do ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ is love you ♪ give me a kiss from that elvis lip ♪ ♪ you know i don't want to miss this ♪
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♪ all i want to do ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ >> sing it. >> she's got it. ♪ all i want to do ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ is love you ♪ all i really want to do all i really want to do ♪ ♪ all i really want to do is love you, love you ♪ ♪ come a little closer, babe we can talk without words ♪ ♪ hang a sign up on the door please do not disturb ♪ ♪ when i lay down in the evening ♪ ♪ all i really want to do is when i wake up ♪
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♪ when i wake up in the morning ♪ ♪ all i really want to do is ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ >> you sing. ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ >> perfect. [ cheers and applause ] - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected.
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our thanks to sugarland. you can see the backstage all-access of today's concert at our website abcnews.com. >> give a hand to sugarland. have a safe holiday weekend. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. i'm doug mckelway with your local update. let's get a look at traffic and the weather.
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>> it is pretty decent on the traffic from. we're not complaining about that. i will take heed to a live picture of traffic right now. the right side is heading south out of springfield. beautiful trip. very nice ride out to the chesapeake bay bridge. you're looking live at the toll booth there. no problems reported all the way around the beltway. we did not find a car fire in landover. nothing on 270 and metro rail is on normal service. >> you are ready for the weekend. we have variable cloud cover. head east and they have total sunshine. small craft advisory kicks in at noon today. up to set before in warrenton.
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62 in damascus. mid 70's's for high stick. a few thunderstorms around the blue ridge. for the weekend, sunday and monday will be the best days. if you isolated storms are possible. >> thank you. it will be a four-day weekend for some. there will be an unpaid day off. offices will be closed on monday for memorial day. state police and prisons will still be operating in maryland. thank you for watching. "live with regis and kelly" is next.
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